A PhD eligible student must complete the following requirements for the award of degree:
Pass six recommended courses of 18 credits hours
Pass Comprehensive Exam.
Pass PhD Proposal/Synopsis Defense
BASR Approval of PhD Proposal/Synopsis
Evaluation of Dissertation by 02 Evaluators from technological advanced countries recommended by the HEC and approved by BASR.
Student can freeze maximum up to 03 semesters subject to the genuine problem with the prior approval from the relevant PhD Coordinator/HOD and Dean. Freezing Application along with the approval is supposed to be kept in students file for record.
As per HEC policy, only internal/from within the university a eligible faculty can supervise the thesis/dissertations as main supervisor. If required, Co-Supervisor can be opted.
Research student is supposed to register each semester in the required credit hours of Dissertation (3, 6, and 9) and will pay the fees accordingly.
Student can register in 09 credit hours once only for Dissertation with the approval of Supervisor and HoD.
Supervisor is supposed to get the remuneration of dissertation supervision at the end of each semester after the submission of students’ progress report and meeting record. (Minimum 12 meetings a semester are required). Remuneration will be paid as per number of credit hours registered by the students (this is in process).
A supervisor can supervise a maximum number 5 dissertations at a time
Dissertation open Defense conducted by the committee consisting of: relevant Program HoD/Coordinator PhD program (as Secretary), relevant Dean, one external examiners, one internal examiners (as a subject Specialist) and OGS/Rep.
Publication of at least one research paper based on the PhD research work/dissertation in an HEC approved “X” category journal (in case of science subjects) is a requirement for the award of Ph.D. degree (“Y” in case of Management Sciences and Social Sciences only)
After review and defense process, final Dissertation approval from BASR.
Overall Passing grade for Ph.D. courses is CGPA 3. Or ‘B- ‘and above.
Color of Ph.D. Dissertation is Black
Submission of 02 soft copies of Dissertation in CD with PDF format and 05 hard copies for HEC, IoBM Library, relevant Department and OGS
Submission of PCD and personal details proforma provided by HEC
Completion of students file in all aspects having all relevant documents available in it.